Past Events

Scottish Ceilidh Charity Dance

Traditional Scottish dancing at it's best with an evening of jovial knees up shindiggery! Do you know your "Siege of Ennis" from your "Walls of Limerick," or your "Gay Gordons" from your "Stack of Barley?"

There's nothing more fun or satisfying than a rollicking, foot stomping Ceilidh and we're super excited to be hosting Tiny House Big Magic's event Saturday, 25th November, 2017 featuring live music by Celtic band Hair Of The Dog.

No experience necessary and all dances will be called by the Celtic Collective. With proceeds going to two very worthy local causes,?Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust and Kahu Youth Trust,?the evening promises to be be a good time whether you're a first timer or a veteran.

$25 pre-sales - Tickets are available from Cinema Paradiso, the Rippon Cellar Door (11 am - 5 pm daily) and Cork Bar Wanaka or $30 on the door while they last!

Secure your tickets, visit the Facebook Event, and get ready to Strip the Willow!

Royal Overseas League Visit

rosl-nz-rippon-hall-venue-wanakaOn?the?29th of November,?and we?ll be taking a more classical turn when we host the?ROSL NZ as part of their New Zealand tour.

The Royal Overseas League?s Director of Arts from London, Geoff Parkin, will be joined by leading chamber group the Dolmen Ensemble: ?Som Howie on clarinet, Edward King on cello and Carson Becke on piano.

This is the first time that we have hosted a chamber orchestra at The Rippon Hall and we are delighted that the ROSL NZ has agreed to come to Wanaka as part of their nationwide tour. Please come and join us for what will be a truly exceptional and memorable evening under our timber eaves. Tickets are just $29 and can be purchased here.

Sounz Forza

The Rippon Hall will be ringing to the sound of more local artists, this time the musician taking part in?Sounz Forza. As many of you will know, Lake Wanaka Sounz (LWS) has long supported local musicians and in recent years has run workshops with some of New Zealand?s leading artists who support, mentor and nurture Wanaka artists.


From 3pm on Sunday 13th?November,?join LWS and Sounz Forza Director and Dream Genie, Lynne Christie,? Danny and Martine from Arma Del Amor and the very talented young students who have taken part in the Sounz Forza programmes for 4 hours of live music. This is a free event; come up to?support and marvel at the musical talent on offer in Wanaka.

No Science for Goodbye - Rippon Hall

No Science to Goodbye - an Annabel Wilson play

On Saturday the 12th, we are very excited to be hosting the first rehearsal of Annabel Wilson?s new play,??No Science to Goodbye? at The Rippon Hall at 4pm.


Annabel, while currently Wellington based, is a Wanaka local who?was recently awarded the inaugural Australasian Association of Writing Program's?Emerging Writers?Prize for her prose poem,?Quire. Directed by Anna Shaw, ?No Science to Goodbye? is very much a Wanaka story so when approached,?we didn?t?think twice about hosting it at The Rippon Hall.

Tickets?are $14 for adults, $7 for children. ?Please come along and support one of Wanaka?s brightest stars.?Click here for tickets...

Pecha Kucha

We have Wanaka?s first Pecha Kucha Night on 11th?November.?A number of speakers from the fields of design, the arts and architecture will speak about?their work following a 20 x 20 format: 20 images for them to discuss?with 20 seconds per image. Short, snappy and utterly compelling. Tickets are $19 and can be bought?here?Food and drink will be available during the evening.


Wanaka Medieval Festival

Holy Family Catholic School will bring a slice of medieval life to Wanaka. The tranquil surrounds of the Rippon Hall will be transformed into a medieval village complete with artisan crafts, a knights' encampment, roving musicians, peddlers and much more.


There are numerous free demonstrations and hands-on activities on offer, suitable for all ages.?Archery, stone carving, wood turning, spinning and weaving, bread making, horsemanship displays and hobby horse jousting, trebuchet (catapult) firing, serfs? relays, period dancing, costume making and calligraphy workshops,?to name just a handful.

Medieval times inspire the fantasy and fiction we all love. Whether you are a re-enactment enthusiast or just want to enjoy a unique family experience come and be enthralled by the bravery of our knights in full armoured combat and captivated by the lilting tunes of plainchant and the skill of period puppeteers with life-sized marionettes. There is something for everyone.
To add to the atmosphere of the day we?d love if you could dress in period costume and join in the opening and closing processions. There is a King?s ransom to be won if you do! Starting at 11am till 4pm!?Tickets here

Barnaby Weir & Friends

On 29th?October, we are thrilled to have?Barnaby Weir?join us again at the Rippon Hall for?an evening with Barnaby Weir and Friends.

Barnaby is no stranger to Rippon, having played here almost more than any other musician during the years of the Rippon Festival and, more recently, at The Rippon Hall with Anika Moa. Starting at 5pm?with DJs before and after the main act, this will be five hours of live music not to be missed.


Tickets are available now for $55?Food will be available so come early and fill your boots with food, local beverages and outstanding music. More in on theFacebook page

A Labour-Free Afternoon at Rippon

An afternoon of community fun, live music, vineyard tours, good food, wine and vibes.

This Labour-Day Monday join us at Rippon for an afternoon of? community fun with:

  • Music from Robert Glen & DJ Kim Tomlin,
  • Lawn games,
  • Dumplings by TiriTiri Kitchen,
  • Vineyard tours,
  • A?compost and biodynamics session,
  • Kids horse rides,
  • Local Food Wanaka seed-swap and a
  • Rippon Bar (NO BYO)

Free entry- just bring a picnic, your family and friends, sunscreen and smiles- and we'll see you there!

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Labour Day Afternoon at Rippon

Wellington Superband The Eggs playing at Rippon

Back bigger and better for another night of egg-celence:

We're so excited? to bring to Wanaka The Eggs - featuring members of fat Freddys Drop, Rhombus and the The Phoenix Foundation- this is a gig not to be missed!


There's large-format wine treats on arrival, nibbles throughout the evening and a cash bar.

So dust off the dancing shoes and join the Rippon party of the year!

Call 443 8084 or email to grab your tickets.

R18, No Door Sales,?No BYO.


The Chef's Tabel Event at The Rippon Hall

The Chef's Table


The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table?at the Rippon Hall opens Sunday 10th July and will open every evening from 4pm (3pm on Sunday) for evening dining and Apres-Ski drinks.

What to expect

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, a roaring open fire and a daily changing menu, cooked with locally sourced ingredients. Children's menu available. Rippon wines by the glass and bottle and beers from Wanaka breweries Sidewinder and Beerworks.


The Chef's Table Menu

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Booking details

For bookings, please contact us on 021 084 35 786 or